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Address: Avenida Boavista 604 610, Porto 4149-071, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 22 012 0220
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Casa da Musica was conceived to mark 2001, the year in which Porto was...

Casa da Musica was conceived to mark 2001, the year in which Porto was Cultural Capital of Europe, and it is the first new building in Portugal to be entirely dedicated to music - to the presentation and public enjoyment of music, to music education and to the creation of music. The project took shape in 1999 after the Rem Koolhaas & Ellen van Loon - Office for Metropolitan Architecture won the international architectural competition. Work began in 1999 on the site of Porto's former central tram garage on the Rotunda da Boavista, and Casa da Musica opened its doors to the public on April 15th , 2005. Casa da Musica was planned as a home for all types of music and it is not only part of the urban redevelopment of Porto but also part of a network of cultural facilities, for the city of Porto and for the wider world. Underlying it is an innovative and wide-ranging cultural project, which aims to make an exciting contribution to the national and international music scene, as an arena for all types of musical events - from classical music to jazz, from fado to electronic music, from great international productions to more experimental projects. Besides concerts, recitals and other types of performance, Casa da Musica also organises events for musicians and musicologists and invests in research into the origins of Portuguese music. In addition, it plays a very important role in music education. It is a cultural meeting point between music and other areas of artistic creation and knowledge, providing a space for all kinds of audiences and creators.

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Many activities, great acoustics and a nice bonus on the top

The house of culture of Porto. This really futuristic building offers a wide range of programs inside - theater, concerts, music and other activities. Great for classical music... read more

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The house of culture of Porto. This really futuristic building offers a wide range of programs inside - theater, concerts, music and other activities. Great for classical music and more intimate concerts. The bar on the top is really great, good to have a drink in the afternoon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for the architecture, not a concert. A wonderful one hour tour is available, other wise there is no way to see the concert hall. It was a great addition to our visit to Porto. Be sure to check the times of the tours in your chosen language.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting architecture, nice experience. Deffinitely have to be on your list of the things to see once in Porto

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The inside of cash da musical is very different to what I expected and definitely worthy a visit. The guid d tour was also very interesting as there is much more to it than you would first imagine

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casa da Música, which means Music House, is a perfect mix of architecutre, design and music and it just landed on the side of one of the most busy roundabouts in Porto. The place couldn't be chosen better as it gave a touch of beauty and minimalism to a street decayed with time and always busy with everyday life. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Casa da Musica is an amazing building. You would never guess how it looks inside just from looking at the outside. Went there to see a classical music show, the room and acoustics were amazing. If you're using public transportation, there's a metro that stops directly at Casa da Musica (there's also a taxi stand at the Boavista park across... More 

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The building is pretty from the outside. Anyway I only recomend to go the in case of a concert or if you are going to visit the mercado bom sucesso, this is near by

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superb building (INSIDE!) that lends itself to a superb tour. We had a very intelligent, eloquent man spend memorable hour and half with us describing everything from architecture and music to Porto economy and most recent situation. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As an architect, I take the time to see both old and new works. This venue is a stunning relatively new building. I had never seen a music hall with windows, big windows. How outlandish! Who would have dared do that? But Rem Koolhaas did. Hats off to him.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are permanent activities all along summer either indoors and outdoors. The bar self-service works great with good stuff at reasonable prices.

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